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sturdy protests in the mountains lead to unprecedented violence as part of the mentor approves a new set of cards in his bid to keep greece solvent and in the euro zone. turkey says it wants nato surface to air missile wanted for her with syria a french call for a no fly zone over the conflict torn country. and a major power transfer begins in china with president hu jintao handing power to the younger generation telling them to root out corruption and keep me.
by from our studios in central moscow you're watching r t with me and he said now it's four pm here in the russian capital eight pm in beijing but we begin in greece where a new package of billions of euros in cuts and austerity measures squeezed through the part of the meant to be met by violent protests outside frustration over the disintegrating economy led to street battles between firebomb wielding demonstrators and riot police armed with tear gas peter all over reports now from athens. what we have seen though is anger on the streets of athens we saw a crowd of around one hundred thousand people gather in the square just behind me in front of of the parliament building not quite quickly escalated into violent clashes between police and protesters in a matter of seconds downtown athens went into essentially in an urban war zone for a couple of hours we saw molotov cocktails thrown flash bang grenades used also
gas used extensively again here in athens as police tried to calm down protesters who are extremely unhappy by what they see as unfair measures being taken by the government now also there was one hundred people detained by police five arrests made and we're also hearing of injuries on both sides both the police and demonstrators the greek people undoubtedly very unhappy about what's been signed into law what's essentially happened is that politicians here in greece of voted in order to allow the next round of austerity measures one hundred fifty three m.p.'s voting in favor of these latest austerity measures one hundred twenty eight against and there were eighteen stanchions what the new austerity measures mean though for the greek people is that we're going to see the retirement age rise to sixty seven there's also going to be slashes to pensions and wages and there's also going to be new laws that's going to actually make it easier for employers to fire their stuff
now all of this comes as antonius some are asleep prime minister to make thirteen point five billion worth of say a billion euro worth of savings the reason he had to do that was he was it was demanded of him by greece's three main lenders the so-called troika they said that unless these cuts were made that greece wouldn't get its next round of bailout money that's over thirty billion euros and without that money well. greece was out of the euro essentially and they would have faced a potentially devastating to a fault so that's what these new austerity measures mean they've been signed into law this is the future for the greek people now. well piling on the bad news for greece are figures showing unemployment at a record high turn unless charlie mcgrath believes the country is spiraling into total chaos. we already have people killing themselves in front of parliament in greece you have people that are losing everything using home the last thing to go i
think is going to be you know their sense that they have anybody representing them with so far whatsoever you have this tyranny of the technocrat majority inside greece one hundred fifty three out of three hundred vote more austerity on the people i think it is they continue to lose all hope that they have any control of their own financial destiny whatsoever how can it do anything but you don't digress into but potentially civil war the financial health of the country is not going to change for the better until they realize that they are in default they're bankrupt and they tell the banks that are holding their debt and the european union and the e.c.b. and the trail that they are going to default this is what happens in the market cap and there their prospects for a return to a healthy economy has to start with them realizing that they are completely and utterly broke and start over from scratch.
fresh classes have reportedly erupted in northern syria just across its border with turkey and placing its forces on a higher state of alert and now wants to deploy surface to air missiles from its nato allies amid a new wave of calls for a no fly zone over syria now the escalation of border tension comes as the political leaders of the syrian opposition force a new cabinet which there came to present as a government in waiting the syrian national council met in qatar far from the syrian front lines where dozens of people were reportedly killed on thursday and the rebel factions remain split with some refusing to recognize the authority of the s.n.c. mideast expert jeremy salt says damascus is being provoked from abroad. that turkey wants to do more it's in that condition countries want to be more direct result and we have a negotiation is nice to just take the missiles along the east of the border now
it's just a conscious upgrading and installation of the situation music some sense of this interest in coalition and that's includes big insurance take a huge cost on saudi arabia if not the street from the prime aim of destroying the syrian government what is the cost to syria and it's a full page just ignored sidestepped that it's undermined interesting seating the concert to a negotiation in one sister place as you can shake a silly take it would be exposed. in syria and the industry. in a supposed in some way have to respond. meanwhile artie's gained exclusive access to the syrian president who says he's ignoring foreign calls that he step down and leave his country but also it also gave a stark warning to anyone willing to weigh in with force i think the prize will be for new vision and it's going. to be more than the old world came before because if you have a problem in syria and you got this last one called off to get out of him and
stability in the region and coexistence with it will have a domain or fate but if it weren't for the atlantic to the pacific and you know the good because you know. i don't think. it's going. to go but. nobody can predict what's next. you can watch archie's fall exclusive interview with the syrian president on friday and throughout this weekend. on syria. maybe in syria after leaving see them going to bashar al assad your heart to exclusive friday through sunday on r t r t dot com well a major transfer of power has begun in china the country is set to appoint its new top leaders next week as part of the communist party congress which is now under
way president hu jintao is called on the nation to fight corruption improve its military and keep the economy growing beijing based journalist henry morton reports . president hu jintao begins to hand over the reins of power to the next generation of chinese leaders vice president xi jinping widely expected to become the next head of states now president hu he's going to stand down as general secretary at the end of this week paving the way as i say for she to take over as general secretary and then as head of states in march two thousand and thirteen reform has been a buzzword around this congress it's been mentioned a lot in state media in the build up to you this week and experts and analysts and analysts saying that china if it wants to continue its economic growth its economic engine it really needs to start implementing long stalled reforms you speak to people on the streets they're extremely concerned about the economy as well and
people around the world generally will also be watching what the new leadership is doing china of course a growing economic power is now the second biggest economy in the world and also turning into something more of a world superpower. reports. lighting the flame on the international stage building to new heights on this world. and soaring beyond its limits whether it's outer space the arctic outer continental shelf or on your local store shelves china is making its ambitions known let's see this is made in china. made in china china cheap goods have translated into massive profits for china as well as criticism you know this comes amid growing concern that china is using its economic clout for political leverage. there for. china is a very promising country. you know you're. twenty try less than
five the i.m.f. says china could surpass the us economically in real terms by twenty sixteen it may not help the countless. chinese who live in poverty but it sure makes rivals nervous china's economic clout has grown it is now the second largest economy in the world it's the second largest manufacturing exporter in the rimini the trainees currency is playing an increasingly important role in the world economy so there is a shift in relative economic might in the world that might has been threatened by the economic slowdown and it will be up to china's new leaders to try to reverse the trend for now they seem to be getting their way china is inching into europe to snap up ailing businesses this french vineyard is just one of the casualties. but that these people they come here only buy learned just like to buy it but castle or jewelry on iran u.s.
sanctions against oil trading with the islamic republic don't apply when you're america's largest banker. in africa china is using cash to buy clout beating western rivals in the race to exploit the continent's vast resources in its efforts to buy influence through investments have been met with an intense public backlash in countries like pakistan and building infrastructure instead of military bases has made china the preferred superpower among locals. born into fear ok. other countries that does not like. it or that like america. still it has abandoned its military the country's new leaders are expected to continue to pour billions into its defense budget the second largest in the world this may worry pentagon planners and beijing's asian neighbors but so far china's economic might has proven more powerful than the sword the other two nations which
are fighting in the words what is america what is china so america is using which is war and there is a lot of losses and china is using up these. and civilized it is not lost and if the strategy is working why change it chinese leaders understand the importance of soft power. and yet understand economics development. to some extent and has made a certain more door to be studied if not to be followed completely for now a growing red dragon means that china's version of a new world order is here to stay. r.t. moscow. expert ten below believes that china is minus military spending compared to the world's biggest economy the us is among the country's main advantages. there's not going to be any great change in policy. there may be tactical changes.
she didn't know. who he will take over the leadership next year china is catching up it's returning many ways to position and head up to the eighteenth century not months whilst large. military expanded has been going up but it's been going up in sync with the economy so the proportion of. that it spends on its military has named about two percent something like that and that is half the american can spend . much more than anyone else on the fence they have about forty two percent want to trick spending as a percentage of their g.d.p. it's twice that of china their military expenditure is ten times that so whilst china is necessarily increasing its military as one might expect it's not doing it just proportionately it's a very defensive if you like growth in. the
ruling party gathers to select the next generation. today on our team door to dot com. but just a few minutes here on arts he heads class over billions but look at how folks for the union's new budget is deepening the practice in london. but find out why america's top ally in the mideast is not too happy about brock obama's reelection and much more coming up after this. recently protests and demonstrations of any kind were banned until further notice
and by crane a curfew as you can't go out of your home when the government doesn't want you to has already been in effect in the country since two thousand and eleven many of the protests which are now totally forbidden were related to members of the public demanding the release of political prisoners four people were also recently arrested for insulting the king over twitter wow a middle eastern country that has totally shut down any form of protest and hud's you down if you tweet about the leadership so it's pretty undemocratic to me and that nato is already fueling up ready to take action some freedom into warmer eight well not really if nato really cared about spreading democracy you'd think they'd be more consistent with their targets but that's just my opinion. sigrid laboratory to mccurry was able to build the world's most sophisticated robot
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from moscow good to have you with us london remains worlds apart from the use other major players on the debated seven year budget crunch downing street talks with his german counterpart the british prime minister reaffirmed he would not accept any proposed hike in spending here sara firth with a deeper look at britain's widening rests with your up and support for a split at home. prime minister david cameron and german chancellor angela merkel are probably feeling pretty food today after the downing street dinner last night on the menu is mushroom and spinach tart venison finished off with a traditional german pitting beneath the smiles and the friendly handshake you can imagine that probably have been some quite awkward dinner conversation on the surface of it the german chancellor is here to discuss with the prime minister the upcoming budget meeting that will be taking place in brussels but of course there
are a much bigger state most importantly the discussion about britain's position within the european union itself now the end of their meeting bayside says said that they were on the same end of the spectrum but is that really the food story because of course and recent weeks here in britain we've seen the talk of a possible referendum in a round referendum on whether britain should remain within the european union really kicking up again that you will have been the ones who want to break that needs to angola merkel she doesn't look like a woman who suffers food gladly unfortunately the prime minister hasn't looked like the strongest leader in recent weeks we saw that humiliating defeat in the house of commons with tory backbenches calling for real term cuts to the budget now we know when these meetings take place britain is going to be asked to contribute even more to the point there's going to be some tough negotiating taking place what you have
here at the moment very much is a big perception problem when it comes to the european union at a time of austerity in the midst of a double dip recession so many british people feel that the european union to be asking for even more money is simply on reasonable and you seen a very very strong reaction to that in the coming weeks ahead of that budget meeting the topic of britain's role within the european union itself is very much going to be on the top of the menu. on r.t. dot com right now taking responsibility suspected whistleblower bradley manning might plead guilty to supplying wiki leaks of classified material online to find out the condition of a possible deal. and also work from russia on guard artists but still you can't deny that the new record of christie's selling new york times are to dot com to find out how much. well barack obama celebrates his
presidential victory there is to look more reaction from washington's top ally in the mideast israelis openly backed obama's rival mitt romney during the campaign and many are disappointed at the democrats' re-election it could lead to an unprecedented rift u.s. israeli relations are clear now reports. from verse. to this. it was never a secret who the israeli prime minister wanted in the white house the often public spats between his government and the obama administration of a palestinian peace talks and iran's nuclear program did nothing to advance american israeli relations and only a mosque the two leaders personal dislike for each other we. both want to succeed we need to cooperate. and i think it's not it's
nothing new some of the real challenge for. the relationship but he has some fixing to do relations between the two countries are at an all time low and most of his radio americans were also hedging their bets on the republican candidate of the roughly eighty thousand who voted from israel for in five voted romney these few got up early to watch the results obama can be harsh and it could be strictly israel because he doesn't have to worry about reelection anymore and the time euro has to do with obama's tells through many of us. threats because israel is dependent on america for our lies and for support in the war in the international arena the pressing issue now is what as a bomb is victory mean for israel's foreign policy after all netanyahu saw in one knee and ally someone here greet with on most issues including what to him is the most urgent stopping iran's nuclear program netanyahu is trying to convince the world to strike iran
a position that until now obama has not supported the question is will israel go it alone in order to destroy completely destroy iran's nuclear weapons capability i think you need. many many strikes over an extended period of time only one country in the world that is capable of doing it. and i don't think they will do it this is the united states of america and without u.s. backing netanyahu is in a corner we risk a strike back down from his warmongering neither position puts him in a good light netanyahu took a gamble by so openly favoring romney welcoming him in israel during the election campaign and appearing in republican campaign ads that one of the dice could now backfire as the israeli elections quickly approach and netanyahu himself will be fighting for another term in office police fear r.t. . americans have largely ignored allegations of irregularities and fraud during the
ballot but their reaction to voting issues in other countries has been very different independent researcher and writer as psoriasis a poor all right says the mainstream media audience is gullible. almost every state every state that was very important and there were irregularities there were a problem with the polling wishings of a problem with people being stracke to there was even suggestion of voter fraud yet how can america has not been educated they are so trusted this suit tends to get their own media if they read something in the same new york times they don't question the accuracy and it gets repeated c.n.n. in the mainstream media so they are used to being compliant innocence lost through billeted to be critical thinkers they simply don't question anymore and that's why they really don't take to the streets in two thousand and nine in iran there were rumors of fraud but there wasn't any thought they could actually prove to the
people and observers yet education from america with the funding they had and before hand wanted them to get on the streets and protest it was simply to undermine an election there for the first time there were over eighty percent of people participating it was a deliberate act it's not. well look now at some other news from around the world at least eighteen people have been killed in three separate bomb attacks in afghanistan the deadliest blast was in the southern helmand province when a minibus hit a roadside bomb killing ten civilians including four women and two children a second attack killed three policemen and wounded two others in the southern city of kandahar and in the east a military convoy struck a landmine killing five local troops. a prominent bahraini human rights activists is back in court today hoping to appeal his three year prison sentence. serving
time for tweeting and participating in illegal gatherings the country's authorities have recently banned all demonstrations after nearly two years of clashes between police and program for campaigners violence in bahrain has so far killed up to eighty people with thousands being arrested provoking a wave of criticism from rights groups across the globe. at least forty eight people have been killed and many more are missing after a massive seven point four magnitude earthquake struck quite a mala rescue operations are being hampered by landslides that have buried roads the worst hit areas have been left without electricity is the strongest tremor to hit quite a while there since one thousand nine hundred seventy six when twenty five thousand people died. coming your way the darkest secrets of the richest one percent are revealed in the kaiser report.
it's perched atop a jaw drop and a view from the bowl scrubland stretches as far as the all i can see up for a city to all of siberia for centuries. it lost its economic importance even before it was bypassed by the chance siberian railway but the poles cremains a spiritual center. things like these are a yearly occurrence thousands of all the docks worshippers themselves in blessid water to commemorate the baptism of jesus. in the fifteen eighty s. the russians had only just conquered siberia taking it from the muslims. surrounded
by enemies to balls to be their stronghold constructed on top of the city but soon enough it became an economic hub siberian fire was the oil of its time bringing in a third of all russia's state revenue but the ball location head of the says for the russians are the russian the crowds who led a revolt against the czar and eight hundred twenty five known as the decembrists will stand here in droves there they created a replica high society adopting the latest fashions as soon as they came out or at least once they made it from paris to siberia. but the city also served up some bit of irony for the russian royal family after the bolshevik revolution. this is the office was solemn nicholas the second spend most of the last year of his life his whole family had been exiled here they lead a fairly comfortable existence this was a big house but they weren't allowed to see visitors or go outside themselves
whilst leaving this ordinary normal countryside lifestyle they even. but within the year of his family would be dead. maybe if you. didn't are too exclusive friday through sunday and are to dot com. tries are welcome to the kaiser report george osborne chancellor of the exchequer you know the stuff of nightmares economically fiscally and literally yes georgie porgie you got fat bubble and fraud pie and now you're scaring the population to
death stacy yes max i find this an interesting headline to start as we have a obama reelected to the white house and you know in america it's very partisan and every side claims to be terrified of the other side's president winning but here people know you look at the treasury nobody in america is afraid of timothy geithner other than a few people in our audience so u.k. finance minister tops british nightmares finance minister george osborne is the public figure that most often appears in british nightmares a recent study has found gordon brown is number two max why not nightmare number eleven downing street next door to them or ten downing street where the chancellor hangs out this could be a fantastic horror film if you do it as a tax dodge right here in the u.k. you make a really lousy film of george osborne playing himself in.